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Here’s How Trump’s Budget Proposal Affects U.S. Seniors

As we’ve previously noted, the president’s proposed budget cuts Medicaid by $627 billion over 10 years. This is on top of the $839 billion proposed cut in the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Taken together, this would mean almost $1.3 trillion in Medicaid cuts over 10 years, an estimated 45% reduction in 2026. Nearly 7 million low-income seniors rely on Medicaid for their health and long-term care. Here are eight more ways President Trump’s budget plan negatively affects seniors ...

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House Bill Puts Home- and Community-Based Services at Risk

The House-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) now under consideration in the U.S. Senate would make home- and community-based services (HCBS) that states fund through Medicaid especially vulnerable to deep cuts, according to analysts who have thoroughly dissected the measure.

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Expert Eyes Medicaid Consequences Resulting from ACA Repeal

With at least a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all but certain, a key unanswered question is what effect this will have on Medicaid, the nation’s health care safety net.

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How the Trump Administration Could Change Medicaid

President-elect Donald Trump supports repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a Medicaid block grant. The GOP plan would allow states to choose between block grant and a per capita cap financing for Medicaid. The incoming Trump administration could also make changes to Medicaid without new legislation.

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How It Happened and What the Trump Presidency Means

American Benefits Council President James Klein offers an insightful view of what to expect from a Trump presidency...

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How Does the GOP Platform Impact Older Americans? Good Question

In the immediate wake of the just-completed Republican National Convention, older Americans may still be wondering what the GOP has in store for them in the event they capture the White House and retain control of Congress. We’ve heard a great deal of rhetoric about returning America to greatness, but seen virtually no details about the GOP’s plans to address specific concerns of older Americans.

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SCOTUS Garland Nomination DOA? Maybe ... Maybe Not

The recent nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States may very possibly be the shrewdest move of President Barack Obama’s entire political career. If nothing else, it places Senate Republicans in the unenviable position of being caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

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Why Rx Drug Prices are Going Up: Mystery Solved

Want to know why the prices for your prescription drugs are continuing to rise? Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the conservative-leaning National Center for Policy Analysis, offers a likely reason.

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National Research Council: U.S. Should Rethink Aging-related Policies

The aging of the U.S. population will have broad economic consequences for the country, particularly for federal programs that support the elderly, and its long-term effects on all generations will be mediated by how -- and how quickly -- the nation responds, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council.

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It Could be Time to Put the Cuffs on the CUFF Act

Ever heard of the CUFF Act? The acronym stands for “Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons.” If you’re a Social Security beneficiary or ever hope to be one, the proposed CUFF Act, if enacted in its current form, would indeed affect you -- one way or another.

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